Metallic Green Open Brain - Trachyphyllia geoffroyi - Large
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Care must be taken when placing the coral in the aquarium so that nothing will damage the soft tissue. When placing them in the aquarium place them on the substrate or mid-way in the aquarium where they will receive the most direct light. Open Brain Corals can become shocked and potentially bleached (a rapid die-off of the algae in its tissue) after rapid changes in the intensity of its lighting. Always acclimate carefully, especially if increasing the light intensity.
Most of the coral's nutrients come from the symbiotic algaes that benefit from this lighting, but supplemental feedings are also beneficial. Open Brain Corals will extend long feeder tentacles at night and should be target fed about an hour after the lighting is off. Though they generally prefer moderate to high flow, decrease the flow while feeding to give the coral a chance to feed. Some Trachyphyllia have been known to capture larger meaty foods including small fish and invertebrates.
Trachyphyllia corals is synonymous with Wellsophyllia coral. Wellsophyllia was formerly a seperate genus but has since been reclassified into the Trachyphyllia genus and is considered a Trachyphyllia variation.
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|Common Name||Metallic Green Open Brain - Large|
|Scientific Name||Trachyphyllia geoffroyi|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.026|
|Water Hardness||8-12 dKH|
|Water Movement||Low to Moderate|
|Light Intensity||Moderate to High|
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